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The European Commission has published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency.   This will enhance the quality of life for people living in and using the buildings, reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, foster digitalisation and improve the reuse and recycling of materials.
Post date: 15 Ott 2020
Type: News

This report assesses the compliance of the 14 available LTRS (as published on the website of the European Commission on 8 September 2020) against the provisions in Article 2a of the amended 2018 EnergyPerformance of Buildings Directive1 (EPBD).  
Post date: 25 Set 2020
Type: Publication

The guide focuses on the key EU legislation aimed at transforming and decarbonising the European building stock. This includes an overview of:  
Post date: 2 Set 2020
Type: Publication

Let's shape the future together   European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. With our societies gradually lifting their lockdowns and recovery plans taking shape, we must now ensure that the transition to a post-corona society is sustainable, inclusive and resilient.
Post date: 16 Lug 2020
Type: Evento

We welcome the EU’s intention to ‘Rebuild Europe’ by accelerating green building renovation to support economic recovery, to support our health, to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security.   A recent survey of hundreds of central bank and national finance department officials found that retrofitting buildings was one of the top ways to stimulate growth and cut carbon emissions. A review of 35 building retrofit programs found an average of 19 jobs created per €1m investment.
Post date: 30 Giu 2020
Type: Publication

Agenda   -   Draft Agenda of 4th Energy Community Sustainability Forum - Registration   Registration via webex only. Registration will open at the end of May. You will find the registration link here.  
Post date: 20 Mag 2020
Type: Evento

As recovery packages are developed at EU and national levels, local and regional authorities are urging for a systemic change, putting Climate Action at the core of the COVID 19 Recovery.   In an Open Letter published on May 5th, members of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Board are calling upon EU decision makers to turn the current crisis into an opportunity for the acceleration of the energy transition towards climate neutrality.  
Post date: 11 Mag 2020
Type: Publication

The European Union is facing a great challenge: how to quickly re-build Europe’s economy in the context of COVID-19 while ensuring to keep itself on the path to become climate neutral by 2050.   Against this background, investing in decarbonising buildings is key to reconcile climate objectives and economic recovery, in a virtuous way. Indeed, the renovation wave is one of the key pillars of the European Green Deal, which should be at the core of the post-COVID-19 recovery plan.  
Post date: 6 Mag 2020
Type: News

The European Union has already started the modernization and transformation towards a climate neutral economy. In this context, the Commission has proposed a strategic long-term vision for Europe to become the world's first major economy to go climate neutral by 2050.  
Post date: 4 Mag 2020
Type: Publication

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where :  
Post date: 3 Mag 2020
Type: Publication